We usually characterize vice presidential candidates as being a “heartbeat away from the presidency.” In the case of Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan is not only a heartbeat away, he is one “high crimes and misdemeanor” away. Here is one more compelling reason why you need to vote!
Is it your impression that men of wealth, like Governor Mitt Romney, are cautious and conservative with their tax filings? Or do you think such men risk lucrative deductions hoping the IRS won’t challenge them, calculating the risk versus reward of what we average taxpayers would consider cheating? Do you think they make the calculation that if they’re caught, they will just say, “Ooops” and pay the penalty? Do you think there is a possibility that Mitt Romney wouldn’t show us his tax forms so his creative accounting wouldn’t come to light?
What happens if the day after he is inaugurated, the mysterious taxes Governor Romney has hidden from view are suddenly published by Wikileaks and we find binders full of such obvious “errors”? If you think a little tax cheating can’t bring an executive down, Google Spiro Agnew. Very quickly the country could be looking at impeachment, or a Romney resignation. Now think about the man who would take his place. Paul Ryan. Tea Party Darling. The congressman who:
- The Human Rights Campaign rated a 0.
- The ACLU gave a 13% lifetime rating.
- The NAACP graded an “F.”
- Planned Parenthood rated a 0.
- NARAL Pro-Choice America rated a 0.
- The National Right to Life Committee rated 100%
- The NRA graded an A
If you need any better reminder of why you need to vote on Tuesday, take a look at the smirk on Paul Ryan’s face in the video below when he is asked about Chick-Fil-A.
Paul Ryan would be a disaster for the gay agenda; for marriage equality and gay adoption. He would be a disaster for women’s rights; for the right to choose and the ability to obtain contraception coverage. If the idea of Mitt Romney as president doesn’t scare you enough to vote Tuesday, then remember who is waiting in the wings. Vote to keep Paul Ryan away from the levers of power. Bring a friend. Your future depends on it!
Images From Paul Ryan’s Facebook.Page
eJean Ann Esselink is a straight friend to the gay community. Proud and loud Liberal. Closet writer of political fiction. Black sheep agnostic Democrat from a conservative Catholic family. Living in Northern Oakland County Michigan with Puck the Wonder Beagle.
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